Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 26, 2011
    Stephanie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Love the panel! Planning my first disney vaca and would love to go during the christmas holiday! Will be staying in a value or a moderate to save money. Do you have any tips on when to book and any tips for a first timer? Will be traveling with 4 adult

    Hi Stephanie,

    How exciting to be planning your first Disney vacation during one of the most exciting times to visit!  You can check the current Magic Your Way Vacation Packages that Disney is offering by clicking here.  I often use an Authorized Disney Travel Agent to check out all of the options available during my visit. There are times when they offer discounts & may offer other discounts for Annual Passholders or Florida residents. They can also tell you the current options available (i.e., if they are offering a discount on the Disney Dining Plan when you purchase a package).

    Your question looks like it may have gotten cut off. If you're traveling with 4 adults only, then you may have some flexibility in the dates you can travel. If so, you may want to consider traveling the first, second or third week in December & avoid the week between Christmas & New Years when crowds levels are usually very high. If there are school age kids in your travel party, that may not allow you as much flexibility.

    Dining reservations can be made 180 days prior to your arrival by clicking here or calling 407-WDW-DINE. The more popular locations will book up fast.

    To check out some of the special holiday events planned for 2011, click here.  For info on tours & special experiences, click here.

    I know that I've given you a lot to look over to get started - don't get overwhelmed! We'll help you every step of the way. I'm out of room but let me know if you need more info. Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison

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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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